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The Ranch Motel goes back to the 1950's and was operated by Mr. and Mrs. Thad Andrews at that time. It was a smaller operation back then and was open seasonally. Eventually other owners took over, Bud and Marge Pressell, as well as Hal and Shirley Van Sumeren. Lodging was a family affair back in those days and still is to some extent with independent operators.
Eventually the Ranch was razed to make way for newer developments. The address of The Ranch is no longer valid but 1603 US-31 is close, which is where Le Grand Chateau now sits. The Miracle Mile in Traverse City has seen hundreds of changes over the years with older motels giving way to condos and newer, larger operations.